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I am thrilled to work in the Upper School at Crossroads, a vibrant thriving community of learners. We offer an outstanding educational program to thoughtful, talented, and diverse students. Upon coming to campus, you will be struck by the confluence of intellectual engagement, artistic endeavors, athletic achievement, outdoor environmental commitment, dynamic political activism, and meaningful service projects. Throughout the campus, you will see adults and students actively participating in the life of the School.

In addition to intellectual and academic development, one of the hallmarks of a Crossroads’ education is the commitment to the personal growth of each student. The School’s progressive educational program promotes self-awareness, self-confidence, and mutual respect through its unique human development program, its many student clubs and organizations, and through interpersonal communication in and out of the classroom. Each student has the personal support of an academic dean who monitors that student’s progress, assists with college planning, and offers guidance in creating a rewarding program.

Counseling begins when students enter Upper School at Crossroads and is inseparable from the School’s larger commitment to help all students realize their full potential. Crossroads has worked hard to create an environment where everyone can thrive. And when schools are truly communities of learners—that is, when students, parents, teachers, administrators and trustees are simultaneously engaged in personal and intellectual growth—they become exciting and rewarding places for all those associated with them. Crossroads, you will find, is this kind of school.

Moreover, Crossroads is a bold and visionary school, dedicated to offering a thoughtful, balanced, and engaging educational program in which all of our students can grow. As you may know, this commitment to our philosophy resulted in the decision to replace Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses with internally developed Crossroads Advanced Studies (CAS) courses in the fall of 2007. For more about this shift, please see the information provided in the Admissions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) portion of our website.

From valuable and supportive relationships with teachers to life-changing opportunities to take risks and follow a passion, Crossroads offers its students the chance to encounter new educational experiences that will serve their future plans, all the while maintaining a balance between academic, creative, athletic, community, and social pursuits. In this way Crossroads honors its philosophical commitments to educating its students in all areas of human endeavor, and fostering their “innate sense of the mystery and joy of life.”


Roxanne Zazzaro
Director of the Upper School
    • Roxanne Zazzaro, Director of the<br> Upper School

      Roxanne Zazzaro, Director of the
      Upper School

Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education.